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A few complaints and an ode to free Mexican food

12 Feb

This is the fourth week of the semester.

The fifth week of the semester is when, to use a colloquial phrase, shit gets real.

Next week, I have four major assignments due, a paper, and test. The paper and test are both for Tuesday, for the same class. That’s not awesome.

Also, I need to figure out how I am supposed to complete 30 hours of service to the Hispanic community this semester when a) no one I contact ever gets back to me and b) I’m not convinced that Springfield even has a Hispanic community??

And, I basically got officially told that I can’t live in this apartment again next year. That blows. If 50% of the residents want to keep the same one, they can. I wanted to keep it but so do four other girls (two of my current roommates and the two girls Hanna and I replaced who are studying abroad now). The good news is that I can live with Caitlin again but we really want to live in this building and at this point we’ll have to sign up and just hope there will be enough spots. And find two more people.

Last night I ran into Carson and I talked to him for like 20 minutes right outside his apartment door. Not sure why we didn’t go inside because it was effing cold but we decided that this weekend we’re gonna go to Trops since his birthday is on Friday (SO EXCITED). I can’t wait to start making money again so I can start to justify some of my expenses. Haha.

And tonight I’m going to dinner with the Spanish club at a Mexican restaurant and it looks like, depending on the number of people who go, our food will be either substantially discounted or free because the club got money from the student government. Free Mexican food, seriously what could be better?

Oh yeah! If any of you want to check out my London website that I’m making for my Web Comm class, here’s the link! http://www.madaboutlondonguide.com It’s under construction so it’s not that cute yet but check for updates during the semester! My professor even said I should use a couple of guest bloggers, so I’m gonna ask Hanna to but if any of you guys have a topic you would want to make a short post about, let me know!

Miss you! Hope to see you in a few weeks #legalfun

Cathy

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Finals Week

12 Dec

Hi friends!

My semester was officially over as of Tuesday. I had 4 finals within two days, 3 of them being on Tuesday. And my grades are looking to be pretty decent this semester. I know they probably could have been better if it weren’t for my extreme laziness. Seriously, this probably has been the hardest semester for me to get through, not because of course content, but lack of motivation. Anyway I’m in CoMo for a few more days because they require my courtseying at HV. Poo.

I don’t really have much to blog about since I’ve mainly just had a lot of free time and not very many responsibilities to fulfill. But here are some highlights of what my first free days of break:

  • Tuesday I worked in the deli department! They had a huge catering order for the hospital. I basically made cocktail sandwiches for 6 hours. And I used the slicer to slice tomatoes. I love using the slicer. I also worked with the new manager. He told me if I ever need extra hours to let him know. Might have to take him up on that. I miss them in the deli.
  • Today I caught up on the newest episodes of New Girl, and also watched Into The Wild, and Harry Potter 8.
  • Today I also went shopping and spent too much money. But I got some good deals! That’s always important.
  • My backpack still smells like coffee because some basics decided to spill their coffee on the floor during my Physiology final, and I didn’t notice it and set my backpack right in it, thus soaking the bottom of my backpack and the bottom of all the contents inside. I was peeved.
  • I had TWO decent length conversations with our attractive neighbor this week in the hallway. I’m always good at being awkward and saying awkward things, which makes for awkward times. And of course, I was looking pretty nast nast both times. WAHHHH.
  • I spent an extensive amount of time researching the Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal relationship. Mainly because RED is one of my favorite songs right now, and there were speculations that it’s about the T+J relationship. Did you know that the RED album is mostly about that relationship? Fun fact.
  • Benedict Cumberbatch is out promoting the newest Hobbit installment. So I’ve also spent an extensive amount of time YouTubeing those videos. It’s the only logical thing to do. He’s so awesome.

That’s all for this week.

Peace out, girl scouts.
-Megan

SUBtember

12 Sep

One day until my interview. AHHHHHHHHHH. I have not been able to stop thinking about this for the past few days. NERVES, NERVES, NERVES. :/

Also 70 days until London. WHAT?!  But I’m getting so excited!!

Speaking of London, last night I had a dream that Kendyl and I were eating Subway sandwiches on the London Bridge. That was pretty interesting.

Coincidentally I had Subway for lunch today. It’s SUBtember, so all foot long subs are FIVE DOLLARS! Five! Five Dollar! Five Dollar FOOT LOOOOONGS! It’s okay to admit that you sang the theme song of Subway in your head. I did it too as I was typing it out.

I also got an A on my first test of the semester. So that was a nice way to start out the semester. And today I took the first test for my music appreciation class. In our last class, our professor printed out an outline/study guide for us then proceeded to tell us we could write whatever we wanted on that sheet and use it on the test. So I think it went pretty well. The professor for that class is sarcastic and a pretty funny guy. Which is probably why he reminds me an awful lot of Mr. Ralston. But maybe it’s because they both teach/taught music appreciation… Haha!

Also White Russians are really tasty, but highly caloric and are probably not good for aswans to consume a lot of.

Also, tonight/tomorrow is pay day. WHOOT.

Anyway, must get back to studying for the physiology test tomorrow.

Peace out, girl scouts.
-Megan

4 weeks. WHAT?!

11 Apr

Hey bros. What up.

Saturday me, Kens, Babs and Derks went to the Mavericks game. It was my first Mavs game. We only stayed for one period, but it was still pretty fun. Except for the fact that we didn’t see any fights or get coupons for Noodles and Co. But whateves.

The start of this week marked the 5 week countdown to the end of the semester, including finals week. We’re probably closer to 4 weeks now. WAIT. WHAT?!! FOUR WEEKS?! Yep. CRAZY. And I still have so much stuff I have to do.

This week I had my micro test. I had tried to stay up all night… but didn’t work out too well and I fell asleep for a good chunk of time. My grade definitely reflected it, but I’m still in pretty good shape for the class. Today in class some girl was like, “Oh yeah, my grade dropped from the last test. I got a 90 on this one. *shocked face like she could’ve done better*” I was all like #$&@@*!! Shut up or I will punch you. But I’m probably just taking out my frustrations on her… or what is known as Excitation Transfer and Aggression Theory… learning about that in my Social Psych class… except I wasn’t really aggressive since I was sitting quite a distance from her and have short arms. But I did just find out my horrible test grade and she mentioned her grade… so it was probably a trigger to my negative thoughts. At least I think that’s right…

Anyway I digress. Hate this weather… wasn’t it just like 65-70 degrees like 2 days ago?! I hate Missouri. Today after my night class I had a horrible headache, and by the time I got home I was dizzy and kind of flushed. Not sure what it is… but I popped some Ibuprofens and spent the last few hours watching the new episodes of The Office, Parks and Rec, and Go On under my warm puff-puff blanket. Feeling a bit better now and hopefully it doesn’t escalate. I have a lot of stuff to do and my immune system has been going through a lot already. Meh.

ALSO, one week from Saturday I get to see ITZHAK PERLMAN PERFORM AT THE KAUFFMAN (not Royals stadium). I’m so excited!!

Peace out!
Megan

PS. This is my jams this week. Idk if you guys are into One Republic, but their new album has been on loop… next to Les Mis of course! 😛

Worst Week Ever

4 Apr

This week has seriously been the most stressful week and the worst week I have ever experienced… like ever. Remember when I said that I hadn’t done anything academic all spring break? Well I definitely paid for that this week. I knew it was going to be bad, but I definitely underestimated the amount of sh*t I actually had to do.

My mom made me come back on Sunday because there was a chance of freezing rain in the morning when I would have probably left. Even though the chance went down to zero by the time I got back, I am glad she made me leave because I had an essay due Monday but I had left my textbook here and needed sources. I stayed up pretty late working on that. The prompt was kind of confusing so I emailed a TA for clarification but turns out they wouldn’t answer back until MONDAY because they too were on spring break. WHAT KIND OF CRAP IS THAT? They shouldn’t have assigned that paper during break and not answer questions until the day it was due. Anyway, I’m glad I wrote the paper the night before because I only had to change a few things to fit the rubric/criteria.

These past few days have mainly consisted of me of eating a lot of unhealthy food, cramming for tests, and running on minimal sleep. Wednesday I had my history exam which consisted of short answers and an essay. I really like the class, but really hate the tests. I think I did fairly well (at least I hope), but because it was all a handwritten test, it’s going to take forever and a day to get the scores back.  Today I had my social psych test and a communications and psychoanalytical nursing test. I studied a lot more for the psych test than I probably needed to and probably not enough for the nursing test. A lot of other people from my nursing class, however, also crammed for that test, some only a few hours before the exam. I skipped out on seeing the answers after the test because we had to work on our project/skit but I’m not sure I really wanted to see how I did…

THEN after taking all these tests today, I had a group research project for microbiology to do, which is due tomorrow, which I just got back from like an hour ago. It was interesting but definitely difficult. I’m just glad it’s over. And tonight I have one last assignment I have to do before my to-do list for this week is completely finished. Weeee.

Next week I will only have one test (THANK GOODNESS) on Tuesday for micro. So this weekend I will probably just keep on studying. But at least I will get to relax a little bit. The work load just never ends. Poop.

Hope your week has been better than mine!
Peace out!
-Megan

Librarian 4 Life.

2 Apr

Everything is right in the world because I am once again working in a library. Today was my first day and I went through a computer program that refreshed me on shelving (MU uses library of congress, but at Jewell they used Dewey Decimal) and I put 3 carts of books in order. The 4 hours actually went by pretty quickly and I think I’m going to like this job.

Friday Meiguan and I road tripped to St. Louis to visit one of our friends from Jewell Mary Ann. When we got there she was in an interview, so we killed time by going to target and trying White Castle for the first time. Those tiny burgers were pretty disturbing and I am confident in saying I won’t be eating there again. Then we met her at her house and headed out for St. Louisian adventures. First, we went to a pretzel place called Gus’s Pretzels. They were cheap and delicious and I really wish we had one here. Next we went to the Zoo because its free and we got to see penguins, giraffes, elephants, and various baby animals (How did they get so tiny!?!). After that we went to visit the good ole’ arch and took lots of various arch pictures. Let me just tell you that I am the master of self timer… even if it means having to use a trash can and getting my face dangerously close to garbage. We finished the day by going to an ice cream place called Ted Drewes. I got a pineapple sundae, which was delicious, and then we drove 4 hours back to Indep.

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Saturday my uncle got us free tickets to the Sporting KC game so me, Gentry, Kellan, and my cousin went to that. Watching it really made me miss playing soccer! After the game we went to my aunt and uncles house and chilled in their hot tub for a while and me and Gentry stayed in their guest house.

Sunday was Easter and we had lunch at my Grandma’s house. I love all holidays because of the copious amounts of delicious food I get to consume. We had ham, smoked turkey, rolls, vegies, cheesecakes, and strawberry pie (there was more, but that’s just what I ate lol). I especially like Easter because I get to hide the eggs for Max and Sam’s Easter egg hunt. This year I put one in a rose bush and after Sam grabbed it he got really upset and started ranting about who would put an Egg in a bush with thorns and how he really hurt himself. It was hilarious.

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I have a Biology test Wednesday night at 8:00pm and a Chemistry test Thursday morning at 8:00am, so that pretty much sucks. I really need to get to studying!

Keep it Classy.

-Kendyl

P.S.  Who wants to go to Buzz under the Stars night one with me!? I really really want to go.

Better Late Than Never…

1 Mar

Hey guys.
Sorry for the delay. My life has been pretty swamped this week. Two test this week and of course I put off studying until the last minute for one test, so that meant I had to put off studying for the other test. And also I lost a lot of sleep because of it. I could probably blame these issues on the snow days throwing me off sync a little bit, but if we’re being honest, I just felt like procrastinating. And also Passion Pit/Matt & Kim concert didn’t help either. Definitely worth seeing them though!

On the topic of putting things off until last minute, I was so engrossed in studying this week that I forgot I had a paper due today at 6 until about 2:30 after I got back from class. Definitely hauled ass on that one. I spent about an hour just trying to format the paper into APA format. At Jewell we mainly used MLA. And I only ever recall using APA once in high school for anatomy. And let’s be honest, that class was pretty much a joke. I felt invincible turning it in 5:57. Living on the edge.

I’ve looked at my schedule and I pretty much have a test every week until the end of the semester (minus spring break and I think 2 random weeks w/out tests). Guess I better get used to it if I’m wanting to get into nursing school. My next test is on Tuesday. Microbiology. Gonna be a fun one to study for…

Sunday were the Oscars. And I always get pretty hyped up about those, but I was particularly hyped more so this year since my main obsession these days is Les Mis. I might or might have not teared up a bit when the whole cast sang One Day More. I was just so happy and excited! Judge me, don’t careeeeeee! It was so good! Also, I wish J-Law was my bfffffffl. Like really, she’s HILARIOUS. Who wouldn’t like to be her best friend?! Over all, I thought it was a pretty good show, if you don’t count those few awkward/bad jokes Seth Macfarlane made. PS. Sorry if I blew up your TF during the Oscars… Tweeting is sometimes my outlet for emotions. LOL.

Also this week, I was peer pressured by Kendyl into going to Colorado over spring break. But I’m not going to lie, I’m getting pretty excited about it. Although I’m not for sure how far out of my box I will go when it comes to getting on the slopes…. I’ll let you know! Haha!

Spring Break countdown: 21 days!! And I’m sure a lot of your guys’ countdown is less than that! You lucky ducks.

Peace Out!
-Megan

W.W.S.W.D.

18 Sep

What Would Shaun White Do.

If you haven’t already heard about it here is a link to the story about Shaun White getting arrested the other night. The guy is the ultimate bro; I mean seriously I wish I were there to witness it all. I envy him because as some of you might know being arrested is on my bucket list.

I have two tests tomorrow in Biology and Nutrition, and I’m currently taking a break from Nutrition to write this. I don’t really appreciate my Nutrition class because I feel like they’re trying to make me rethink eating a whole package of Oreos, but you know what I’ll do what I damn well please. Also the Halloween Oreos are out and they are my favorite!

This weekend Guano and me went to a Mizzou event, “Mizzou on the Mall”, and got free cake and Tiger Stripe ice cream. They also had a photo booth and free rock candy so you know we hit those things up.

Since 1. I don’t own a Television and 2. We don’t have cable we have been going places to watch the football games on Saturday nights. This Saturday we went to Shakespeare’s Pizza to watch the game. God I love Pizza.

Keep it Classy.

-Kendyl

P.S. I am about to apply for my first passport and will hopefully be going to Finland over Christmas Break! 🙂

 

 

 

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